Tag: Large Dog Breeds

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); CKC (Working); FCI (Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian) Entlebucher Mountain Dog Overview The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain breeds and is fairly newly recognized by the AKC. The other breeds …

Flat-Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Flat Coated Retriever Overview The Flat-Coated Retriever is a mix of several type of dogs to create the ultimate hunting dog. He was known as the “gamekeeper’s dog” on …

German Shepherd Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) German Shepherd Dog Overview The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most popular breeds due to both his wonderful personality and versatility in the jobs he performs. Loved as …

Dutch Shepherd

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding); CKC (Herding); FCI (Herding) Dutch Shepherd Overview This dog breed originated during the 1800’s in the Netherlands as an all-purpose dog. Dutch Shepherds were used as a cart-puller, herder, police dog and used for guard dog. This dog …

English Setter

Breed: English Setter AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Weight: 55–70 lbs Height: 25–27 inches Color: Black and White (Blue Belton), Orange and White (Orange Belton), Lemon and White (Lemon Belton), Liver and White …

English Foxhound

Breed: English Foxhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: AKC (Hound); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound) Weight: 65–70 lbs est. Height: 23–25 inches Color: Any recognized hound color and markings Origin: England English Foxhound Overview English Foxhounds are the typical dog pictured when …

Dogue De Bordeaux

AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Dogue De Bordeaux Overview This is a fearless, powerful and imposing dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. This breed is extremely muscular with …

Doodleman Pinscher

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Doodleman Pinscher Overview This dog breed is a cross between two breeds, the Doberman Pinscher and the Standard Poodle. The Doodleman Pinscher breed is commonly referred to as a “designer dog”. This breed is one of a largest of the cross- …

Doberman Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Doberman Pinscher Overview Originating in Germany in the 1860s, the Doberman Pinscher developed by Louis Doberman was and used as a personal guard and watch dog, vermin eradicator, …

Dalmatian

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)     Dalmatian Overview This is an ancient dog breed. It is believed that the Dalmatian originated in a section of Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. The stamina, size, and guard dog capabilities …

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Breed Group: AKC; Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)     Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Overview This is a  relatively new dog breed. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was developed by the crossing  the German Shepherd dog with a Carpathian Wolf. This dog breed was originally used for military …

Curly Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Curly Coated Retriever Overview The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest retrieving breeds. The breed was developed in England and was preferred by English huntsmen who admired their gentle retrieving …

Collie

Breed: Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdog); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) Weight: 40 – 65 lbs Height: 20-24 in Color: Tri-color, White, Sable & White, Sable Merle, Sable, Blue Merle Origin: Scotland   Collie Overview The Collie is a native of the Highlands of Scotland …

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Chesapeake Bay Retriever Overview Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is affectionately known as the Chessie. This dog breed is an avid hunter of fowl on …

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding)     Catahoula Leopard Dog Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from “war dogs” like the Mastiff and Greyhound. The Catahoula Leopard is considered to be the ultimate working dog and probably the most versatile. …

Caucasian Ovcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Caucasian Ovcharka Overview This dog breed originated in the Caucasus Mountain region where they were used to guard villages and flocks. The Caucasian Ovcharka was also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and …